Guide to the Gerda Haas papers, 1973-1991, n.d. | MC083

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Haas, Gerda (Gerda Schild)
Title
Gerda Haas papers
ID
MC083
Date
1973-1991, undated
Extent
4.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains organizational and creative materials of Gerda Haas, a Holocaust survivor and Bates College librarian. These materials show the process that Haas went through in both writing and researching her projects. The majority of the material deals either with research for her book These I Do Remember: Fragments from the Holocaust or administrative details in organizing a state-wide conference about the Holocaust in Maine.

Preferred Citation

Gerda Haas papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Gerda Haas served as a librarian at Bates College from 1972 to 1984. She was born on November 23, 1922 in Ansbach, Germany to a Jewish family. At the age of 21 she was sent to Ghetto Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp. She survived the horrors of the camp and, in 1946, she immigrated to the United States and eventually became a citizen. In 1969, she enrolled at Bates College and graduated two years later in 1971, summa cum laude. While working as an assistant catalog librarian at Bates, she received her MLS from the University of Maine, Orono in 1974. She also worked as a part-time German instructor at the University of Maine, Portland from 1971 to 1973. From 1977 to 1982 Gerda Haas worked on and published These I Do Remember: Fragments from the Holocaust. The book chronicles the lives of nine victims, including herself, of the Nazi Holocaust. She also has written many book reviews and articles for various publications. In 1982, Gerda Haas received a grant to organize a conference and a state-wide outreach program focused on the Holocaust. It occurred at Bates College and locations around Maine in September and October 1982.

Scope and Content Note

The Gerda Haas papers contains materials relating to the September and October 1982 Holocaust conference and state outreach program she organized. Some of Gerda Haas's published materials are also included as well as materials relating to the writing and publication of her book These I Do Remember: Fragments from the Holocaust.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: I. Holocaust conference materials; II. Published materials; III. These I Do Remember materials.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Gerda Haas. Accession No.: xx-065.

Processing Information

Processed by Peter Marsters, 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Staff

Personal Name(s)

  • Haas, Gerda (Gerda Schild)--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

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Collection Inventory

 MC083/01 Holocaust conference materials 1978-1991, n.d.   1.75 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The series contains grant proposals, budget materials, audience reactions, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials relating to the September and October 1982 Holocaust conference and state outreach program organized by Gerda Haas.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Audience Survey Material   

1

Book - The Holocaust: Commemoration, Teaching, and Interpretation in the Campus Setting   

1

Book; The Living Witness: Art in the Concentration Camps   

1

Budget Materials; Arranged by Type and Date Feb-Nov, 1982   

1

Correspondence Dec., 1981- Jan., 1983   2.0 folders

1

Curriculum Vita of Conference Attendees   

1

Evaluation of Audience Mail 1982   

1

Evaluation of Holocaust Conference by Bennet Katz Oct. 15, 1982   

1

Final Report of the Project Director Nov. 1, 1982   

1

General Conference Materials   

1

General Reference Materials   

1

Grant Application; Maine Humanities Council Feb. 18, 1982   

1

Holocaust Bibliographies   

2

Maine Humanities Council Materials   

2

Movie Script; Night and Fog   

2

Newspaper Clippings Jan., 1982- Jun., 1991, n.d.   

2

Newspaper; The Record [OVERSIZE] 1978   

7

Pamphlet; Medium Winter 1978   

2

Programs Sept. 15- Oct. 22, 1982   

2

Synopsis of Film; Night and Fog   

2

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 MC083/02 Published materials 1973-1981, n.d.   0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of Gerda Haas's published articles and book reviews.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Articles Written by Gerda Haas 1978-1979   

2

Book Reviews Written by Gerda Haas 1973-1981, n.d.   

2

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 MC083/03 These I Do Remember materials 1979-1982, n.d.   2.25 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series has original manuscripts, correspondence with publishers, research notes, and other materials relating to the writing and publication of Gerda Haas's book These I Do Remember: Fragments from the Holocaust.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Author's Promotion Questionnaire Mar. 21, 1979   

3

Book Excerpts; History Notes   

3

Book Poster [OVERSIZE]   

7

Contract; A.S. Barnes and Co. and Gerda Haas Mar. 13, 1979   

3

Correspondence to A.S. Barnes and Co. Sept., 1978- Aug., 1980   

3

Cumberland Press Materials   

3

General Correspondence re: These I Do Remember Mar., 1979- Oct., 1983   

3

Handwritten Notes on History   

3

Newspaper Clippings Aug., 1977- Dec., 1983   

3

Notecards; See Notecard Box   

6

Notes from Timothy Mulligan May 21, 1979- Jan. 29, 1980   

3

Notes on These I Do Remember; Layout Notes   

3

Notes on Young Moshe's Diary   

3

Outline of Table of Contents; "1979, Old Version"   

3

Photographs for These I Do Remember   

3

Photos for These I Do Remember; See Oversize Box   

3

Red Cross Letter with Excerpt of The Curtain Falls and Red Cross Activities Report Jun. 29, 1979   

3

These I Do Remember Book; Harcover 1982   

3

These I Do Remember Book; Partial Copy   

3

These I Do Remember Book; Uncorrected Proof and Errata Notes Jun. 28, 1982   

3

These I Do Remember Chapter Notes   

3

These I Do Remember Manuscript; Copy with Ink Annotations   3.0 folders

4

These I Do Remember Manuscript; Edited Version   3.0 folders

4

These I Do Remember Manuscript; "Gerda's Copy"   3.0 folders

4

These I Do Remember Manuscript; Hardcover   

5

These I Do Remember Manuscript; Original Copy with Graphite Annotations   3.0 folders

5

These I Do Remember Manuscript; Partial Copy   2.0 folders

5

These I Do Remember Manuscript   2.0 folders

5

Typed Notes on History   

5

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